Irmo PD: Man facing unlawful conduct towards a child charge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A man is behind bars today for alleged child abuse. Irmo Police say they were called to the Prisma Children’s Hospital in March, after a 5-week-old was brought in for dehydration. Officials say the staff saw injuries which indicated possible child abuse and later determined the infant’s father, 34-year-old Jimmy Hollingsworth Jr., was alone with the child when they became dehydrated and required medical attention.

Hollingsworth was arrested Tuesday night and charged with unlawful conduct towards a child. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

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